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What part of shrimp causes allergy?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Muscle protein: The main shrimp allergen is tropomyosin which is a muscle protein.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What causes crab allergies? Shrimp allergy?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Muscle protein: The allergen in shrimp and crab is probably a common allergen called tropomyosin which is a muscle protein.

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